UVM principal investigators and/or study coordinators wishing to compensate research study subjects for their participation have three payment options:

  1. check request - preferred method
  2. petty cash account for subject costs
  3. gift cards purchased with a UVM PurCard (or one of the above methods)
  4. non-cash items purchased via PurCard (or one of the above methods)

All necessary participant information must be collected on the Payment Acknowledgement Form (PDF) that accompanies a Check Request, Petty Cash Replenishment, Reduction of Petty Cash Fund Balance, or Petty Cash Closeout form. Please refer to the Research Participant Tax Reporting Guidelines for more information.

Departments/projects needing to pay more than 15 subjects on a check request should contact the Disbursement Center to arrange a spreadsheet upload into PeopleSoft instead of entering the payments separately.